There are four houses here at St Joseph's, and each pupil is assigned to a house when they join the school in Year 7.
All members of staff are assigned to a house, with the exception of the Headteacher and Deputy Heads. Each house has a team consisting of the Head of House, and several Form Tutors.
The four houses are:
- Francis (house colour: green)
- Teresa (house colour: yellow)
- Vincent (house colour: red)
- Margaret (house colour: blue)
How the house system works
The house system is involved in all areas of school life, for example in sporting competitions, assemblies, and charities. This will be coordinated by the pastoral committee, which meets once a month.
There are also weekly house competitions (resulting in the winner receiving the House Cup), and more! To see the current standings, please see the house points banner on the homepage.
Head of Francis House: Mrs. Nobis
Francis House is named after St Francis of Assisi, a twelfth century young Italian who gave up an easy life of luxury to focus on what he felt was important: caring and supporting other people, and looking after the world.
We in Francis House today follow his example by ensuring that we support each other, and everyone in our school community to be caring and supportive, interested in each other and the environment. St Francis is the patron saint of ecologists, and we are well represented on the student Environmental Council.
Francis House has one tutor group in each year, and our tutors are as follows: Mrs Jones and Mrs Millar Facey (Year 7); Mr Ball (Year 8); Mr Caruso (Year 9); Mr Coultas-Pittman (Year 10); Mr Blaho (Year 11)
Francis House members support each other at all times, and work hard in all lessons. We frequently gain the most achievement points in the school per week, something of which we are very proud. This year, we will try once again to win Sports Day in July, and never cease chasing the House Cup. We have many talents, and our tutors are keen to develop these further.
Head of Teresa House: Mr Rooney
Head of Vincent House: Mr. Bartel
Vincent House is a proud, generous and supportive group of individuals following closely in the footsteps of St Vincent de Paul, known for dedicating his life to serving the poor. Vincent House help to continue this work in raising money for those less fortunate than us each year.
Pupils within Vincent House are constantly encouraged to perform to the best of their ability and support each other in doing so. The House is full of competitive individuals who regularly compete in a number of school activities throughout the year.
Vincent staff help to uphold the ethos of the school and provide every pupil with the guidance that they deserve in developing themselves in to responsible and mature young adults. They are continually pushing pupils to not only achieve, but instilling a desire to achieve in all that they do.
Head of Margaret House: Mr. Ford
We will always give our best effort no matter the challenge. If we do not triumph, we hold our heads high knowing that we left it all on the field. There is no shame in losing if you know you have done your absolute upmost.